26 Mar, 2019

EAST Hong Kong Presents “Vertical Dreams” A Solo Exhibition by Desmond Lo

Hong Kong, 25 March 2019 – Collaborating with Ceekayello, EAST Hong Kong is excited to showcase an enthralling art exhibition “Vertical Dreams” by Hong Kong local artist Desmond Lo. From 27 March to 30 April, follow Desmond on a visual journey in the hidden gems of Hong Kong streets. 
In conjunction with Art Basel, EAST Hong Kong is creating awareness towards the local art scene where guests can take on a vertical journey along the hotel’s remarkable bird-nest staircase. A total of 27 pieces of artwork will be found along the staircase and at the entrance of our big bustling restaurant Feast (Food by EAST) located on the 1/F.
Desmond Lo, son of Yip Wing Sze, the renowned female music conductor in Hong Kong, has been nurtured not only musically but artistically. Growing up in the high-rise buildings and inspired by “Blade Runner” and other cyberpunk works, Desmond wondered how Hong Kong will be like in the future.
Capturing the mystic sci-fi elements and using CGI renders of sceneries, Desmond transfers Hong Kong urban landscape into a dystopian world. Interweaving between the realistic and illusionistic universe of the artist, the Hong Kong scenery in his work seems familiar yet distant.
The exhibition includes two series of Desmond’s artwork: “Hidden Corners”, where guests can explore the streets and neon lights in Hong Kong through his eyes and hands; “Childhood Memories”, a projection of his childhood memories in a parallel dystopia.
“We are glad to team up with EAST Hong Kong and present the hidden gems in Hong Kong from the perspective of Desmond to the community here in Taikoo.” said Karen Chan, Creative Director of Ceekayello.  “EAST Hong Kong has always been supportive to art development. It is an absolute honour to have Desmond Lo exhibiting his art pieces at our hotel. His contemporary-styled artworks fit well with our brand” said General Manager of EAST Hong Kong, Jennifer Cheung.


For more information, please contact:

EAST Hong Kong

Frances Mak
Head of Communications
Tel: +852 3968 3838
Email: francesmak@swirehotels.com

Selina Tang
Assistant Communications Manager
Tel: +852 3968 3839
Email: selinatang@swirehotels.com

Tony Lee
Communications Executiver
Tel: +852 3968 3298
Email: tonyhlee@swirehotels.com

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